"I'm obviously aware that guys like Jason and Stokesy will come back at some point, and it's my job to score as many runs as I can in the opportunities I have to put pressure on them and Morgs (Morgan) and the selectors when it comes down to it," said Malan. … [Read more...] about England vs Australia: Dawid Malan downplays Virat Kohli comparison
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Meanwhile, Mitchell Starc's fitness remains a cause for concern for Australia. The left-arm pacer, who had slipped on the field, appeared to be struggling with a groin issue. He managed to bowl his full 10 overs in the first ODI and although he did not pick up a wicket, he conceded only 47 runs and bowled well in the death to help Australia defend a total of 294. … [Read more...] about Steve Smith passes second concussion test
Smith was a late withdrawal from Friday's first ODI, which Australia won by 19 runs to go 1-0 up in the three-match series, after sustaining a blow on the head in the nets from a throw-down by a coaching staff member on the eve of the match. … [Read more...] about England vs Australia: Steve Smith passes concussion test, available to play second ODI
Australia's No. 3 batsman Steve Smith will need to pass a second concussion test in three days in order to be in contention to play in the second ODI against England in Southampton on Sunday. Smith was rested for the first game after being hit on the head during a throwdown session in the nets on the eve of the fixture. … [Read more...] about Smith to undergo another concussion test before 2nd England ODI
Getting the white Kookaburra ball to swing is a challenge at the best of times, even when it is brand new it seems these days so David Willey, despite playing a starring role in the ODIs with Ireland, looks to have plenty of work to do to come back into the reckoning. Sam Curran offers a similar set of skills to Willey, with more time to develop, and excelled in his debut IPL season. … [Read more...] about England overloaded with T20 options with World Cup on the horizon but what is their best XI?